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Spiritual Holistic Medicine

Spiritual Holistic Medicine

Story and photos by Andrea Williams

May 12, 2020

“Nature is alive and talking to us. This is not a metaphor.”- Terence McKenna  Humans have had a sacred relationship with nature for thousands of years. Nutritious plants, fruits and roots kept our bodies strong.  Few things feel as sweet and grounding as relaxing with sunshine on your skin. Pr...

The devil you don’t know

The devil you don't know

Story by Ryce Stoughtenborough and Illustration by Patrick Tamayo

May 12, 2020

He’s been tied to hundreds of heinous crimes throughout history, often pinned as the alleged influencer. Hollywood has profited heavily off his presence in films like “The Witch,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic “The Exorcist.” He goes by different names to ...

What’s wrong with weed?

What's wrong with weed?

Story by Shelley Wang and Photos by Paige Acosta

May 12, 2020

Within the state of California, marijuana has been legal and decriminalized for years. Yet, many people still choose to believe the various stigmas attached to this controversial plant. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize the use of medical marijuana. Two decades later, in 2016, the...

A Raunchy Romp Through Literature

A Raunchy Romp Through Literature

Story and illustrations by Paul Kelly

May 12, 2020

Entering that balmy room on the fifth floor of the Rue de Montreuil from the novel cold always proved uncomfortable. My glasses fogged and my face warmed to a horribly Celtic shade of carmine. Evé Tournier’s, with whom I shared an odd relationship at the time, brown-back was bare and showcased the fres...

Athletic Performance: What’s weed got to do with it?

Athletic Performance: What's weed got to do with it?

Story and photo by Diani Ellis

May 12, 2020

“I just love weed man!” said former NCAA college athlete Nate Jacob.  Like many other college athletes, Jacob was once part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association at his school. The NCAA, according to their website, is a non-profit organization “dedicated to the well-being and lifelo...

Give a girl a motorcycle

San Francisco and Sacramento Litas gather for a memorial ride.

Story by Clara Applegarth and Photo provided by Kimmie Herrera

May 12, 2020

“My excitement for moto comes from the adrenaline,” said Tish Yodatee, co-founder of the all-female motorcycle collective Bay Area chapter “The Litas.”  “The power, the freedom. Being in the open. Feeling the wind push against my body. Being able to crank the throttle and take off.” Th...

The story behind the ink

Galen Leach, tattoo artist in San Francisco

Story by Anne Lima

May 12, 2020

Tattoo art can be as exciting as it is addictive. While versatile in technique, it is beautiful in appearance. The tattoo industry is a fascinating one, with a history that dates back over thousands of years to ancient Asia and Africa. Drawing from individual inspiration and artistic expression, most t...

Fucking ourselves over with sex

Fucking ourselves over with sex

Story by Fernando Martinez and Photo by Maddison October

May 12, 2020

When we don’t know how to deal with ourselves and our feelings or with others and their feelings, we each seek refuge differently. Some people splurge their money online shopping in the name of “Treat Yo Self.” Others plan an epic night out or night in with their friends, laced with the substan...

A party animal guide to safer sessions

A party animal guide to safer sessions

Story and photo by Sam Joson

May 11, 2020

Well, the 2020 festival season is cancelled.  But will that stop true party animals from doing their thing? Probably not. While it’s important to take necessary precautions to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19, it’s equally important to remember a few things that won’t disappear with...

Here for the music, not harassment

Here for the music, not harassment

Story by Amy Bigelow and Photo by William Wendelman

May 11, 2020

With ticket and ID in hand, I anxiously stood with my feet apart while a security guard patted me down right outside the main entrance. An industry standard, this protocol has become second nature to a concert junkie like myself. Once inside the venue, I took my place at the barricade and watched pe...

Reading In Shelter

Reading In Shelter

Story by Anne Lima

April 30, 2020

Currently, as local libraries and bookstores follow shelter-in-place guidelines, many avid readers have turned to e-books and audiobooks that can be accessed through public library websites. Digitized book services like Kindle and Audible offer low cost (under $10) to free e/audiobooks that readers ...

What does it mean to be productive in a global pandemic?

What does it mean to be productive in a global pandemic?

Story by Fernando Martinez

April 21, 2020

The coronavirus is the most trendy topic in the world right now, and rightfully so. Thousands of people have died, millions are without jobs and the ways in which we have been viewing the world are being challenged. Questions of what and who is “essential” in our economy, and thus in our society, are ma...

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spring 2020